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insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats said thursday's failure in the house pointed to a need for more compromise by the g-o- p. >> house republicans have gotten the message loud and clear that a comprehensive solution to the looming fiscal cliff will need to be a bipartisan solution. >>reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said the next move needs to come from the president. >> he is the only one that can do it. this isn't john boehner's problem to solve. >>reporter: without a deal, steep tax hikes and massive government spending cuts
out a last-minute budget deal.erased early trading deficits. on wall street. the dow finished the day down 18- points. it was at one point during the session down 150. >> the nasdaq lost four points. and the s-and-p 500 dropped roughly two points. new home sales jumped in november to the highest level in more than two years. the u.s. government is reporting an increase last month rose 4-point-4-percent compared to october. it's the strongest pace of new home sales since april of 20-10 the increase is due to a combination of near-record low mortgage rates, lower unemployment numbers and a drop in foreclosures -- that in turn has lifted home prices. ford is creating more than two - thousand jobs at new plants in southeast michigan. the car-maker announced it's investing more than 773 million dollars on new equipment and production capacity in a half-dozen facilities. it's all part of ford's plan to add 12-thousand hourly jobs in the u-s and invest more than six-billion dollars in u-s plants, by the year 2015. >> the clouds will be increasing. >> jacqueline: that could even have the temp
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